“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else… and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33)
I was looking over the list, the never ending ‘To Do’ list, crossing things off, adding tasks, rearranging the items according to today’s priorities. “There is no end to this list!” I grumbled to myself. “There is always something else ‘to-do!”
The never-ending ‘to do’ list, how depressing that can be. A good friend of mine likes to say, “Everything that needs to get done will get done”, though I wonder sometimes. I can easily feel overwhelmed with The List, and that’s when I know it’s time for an inventory, a priority check-up.
God wants to communicate with us, and it is unlikely He is going to catch us ‘on the run’. He waits. Rick Warren says, “If you are always on the go and you can’t hear God, you are facing the barrier of busyness.” Oh yeah, all those things on The List!
I’ve heard it said, “Don’t under estimate the value of porch sittin’ and rockin'”. Basically, I need to make the choice to take time, to wait on God and listen to Him. It’s hard for God to download much to me when I am racing to move through my list. He is waiting, though.
I need to choose, purpose, and decision what -and Who – gets moved to the top. When I rearrange and put God first, everything else will fall into a manageable position. It will; that’s a promise.